Diameter of lipid droplets (LDs)

Range typically 300nm-1µm: in late log/early stationary phase of growth 350-450nm
Organism Yeast
Reference Kohlwein SD, Veenhuis M, van der Klei IJ. Lipid droplets and peroxisomes: key players in cellular lipid homeostasis or a matter of fatstore 'em up or burn 'em down. Genetics. 2013 Jan193(1):1-50. doi: 10.1534/genetics.112.143362. p.4 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID23275493
Primary Source Czabany T., Wagner A., Zweytick D., Lohner K., Leitner E., et al. , 2008 Structural and biochemical properties of lipid particles from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 283: 17065–17074. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M800401200.PubMed ID18430725
Comments P.4 left column bottom paragraph: "Lipid droplet structure: LDs isolated from yeast are rather homogeneous in size, ranging from typically 300 nm (in late log phase) to 1 µm (in stationary phase) in diameter. In the late log/early stationary phase of growth, the majority of LDs fall into a rather narrow 350- to 450-nm size range, largely independent of their lipid composition (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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